16 December is a black day in the history of Pakistan: Altaf Hussain
MQM Founder and Leader Altaf Hussain has said that 16th December is a black day in the history of Pakistan. “It is the day when Pakistan was dismembered and Taliban terrorists drenched in blood the innocent children and teachers of Army Public School in Peshawar.”
“It is the need of the time to stamp out Taliban, Al-Qaeda and Daesh from Pakistan and they must not be used as proxies against any country.”
Mr Hussain expressed these views while addressing a programme in memory of the martyrs of East Pakistan, Qasba and Aligarh and Army Public School tragedies in Lal Qila Ground, Azizabad.
MQM Senators, MNAs, MPAs, newly elected local government representatives and different cadres of party along with thousands of workers attended the programme.
Mr Hussain lamented that the new generation is not being informed about the real history of Pakistan. “The new generation is not told that Pakistan was dismembered in 1971 and one of its wing had become Bangladesh.”
“The younger generation is told about Quaid-i-Azam and Allama Iqbal only. It is unfortunate that they are not taught about other great leaders of the Pakistan Movement like Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar, Maulana Shaukat Ali, Maulana Hasrat Mohani, Khan Liaquat Ali Khan, Chaudhry Khaliquz Zaman and Raja Sahib of Mahmoodabad.”
Mr Hussain said when I had informed the nation that Taliban are strengthening their position in Karachi and other parts of the country, I was belied and it was said that I was creating a state of fear in the country. Even the security institutions had denied their existence. The reality dawned on everyone after the barbaric killing of innocent children by Taliban terrorists in Army Public School Peshawar.
“I had said that Daesh was spreading in Karachi and other parts of Pakistan which became evident by the Safoora tragedy. Even more proofs of their existence are coming forward each day.”
Mr Hussain said it was the need of the time to eliminate Taliban, Al-Qaeda and Daesh and these elements must not be used as proxies against any country.
“These groups and extremists have become monsters who have killed over seventy thousand Pakistanis in attacks on army, security forces and suicide attack on masjids, imam bargahs, markets and other places.”
Talking about the stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh Mr Hussain said the Urdu-speaking people had sided with the army during the events in East Pakistan in 1971.
“After the end of war the prisoners of wars were brought to Pakistan after two years but the stranded Pakistanis, called as Biharis, could not be brought back even after the passage of 44 years. They are languishing in the red cross camps in subhuman condition.”
Mr Hussain demanded the government to bring back the stranded Pakistanis.
Speaking about the Qasba and Aligarh tragedy Mr Hussain said over two hundred Mohajirs were massacred on 14 December 1986. “Killing and mayhem continued for over six hours but neither police nor Army intervened to rescue the people.”
Mr Hussain demanded that the elements responsible for the Qasba and Aligarh tragedy should be brought to justice.